New Polls: Majorities Blame Trump And GOP For Shutdown, Oppose Border Wall

Supporters of President Donald Trump react to protesters during Trump's Texas visit

Earlier, Trump backed away from threats to declare a national emergency and build the wall with money appropriated from military, water management and disaster management funds, among other sources.

Trump told Fox News' Sean Hannity on Thursday that he would "see what happens over the next few days" but would "likely" invoke emergency powers if he doesn't reach a deal with Democrats.

President Donald Trump might not be able to make a deal with dug-in Democrats, but he has a winning formula for 2020, regardless, against Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., according to Newt Gingrich.

The House and Senate voted to give federal workers back pay whenever the federal government reopens and then left town for the weekend, leaving the shutdown on track to become one for the record books once the clock struck midnight and the closure entered its 22nd day. "If we can't at the end of three weeks, all bets are off".

Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., said on CNN that he would "hate to see" Trump declare a national emergency to end to his administration's stalemate with Democrats over a border wall.

The president began his Saturday tweeting with a slam at and the claim that he "just learned" from the newspaper that the FBI began an investigation after the firing of F.B.I. director James Comey into whether Trump had been working on behalf of Russian Federation.

American Congresswoman of Palestinian descent Rashida Tlaib received five times more air time on American cable television for her profane remarks on President Trump's impeachment than Republican Congressman Steve King did for asking why white supremacy is viewed as offensive, liberal non-profit Media Matters for America has found.

Democrats oppose such a declaration but may be powerless to stop it. Independents fix the blame squarely on the president and his party rather than on the Democrats, by 53 per cent to 23 per cent. Women blame Trump and Republicans by a margin of 35 points, and men blame the president and the GOP by 13 points.

Senator Chris Coons, called Mr Graham's idea to reopen the government a "great place to start".

"I'm not going to do it so fast", he said at a White House meeting.

"Our national parks are overrun with trash", the former 2016 Democrat presidential nominee tweeted Saturday morning. But Trump said he wants to give Congress a chance to negotiate a deal.

Pelosi also has shown no interest in accepting a wall - she has called it an "immorality" - in exchange for the suggested immigration fixes.

Democrats say Trump shut the government in a "temper tantrum" by refusing to sign bipartisan funding legislation past year that did not include money for his wall.

With polls showing Trump getting most of the blame for the shutdown, the administration accelerated planning for a possible emergency declaration to try to get around Congress and fund the wall from existing sources of federal revenue.

Donald Trump took issue with a Washington Post "Fake reporter" who apparently characterized the White House today as "chaotic".

Milstead steered clear of partisan finger-pointing, but he pushed back against critics who say the wall will not work.

Scaramucci said the fact the president made a pledge to build a wall the cornerstone of his campaign explains why he is "obsessed" with the plan now and described the fight as "an ego grudge they have to figure out a way to put aside". On Sunday, TSA said it had a 7.7 percent national rate in unscheduled absences, compared with 5.6 percent on Saturday and 3.2 percent a year ago.

"It's the last option, not the first option, but we're pretty close to that being the only option", Graham said of an emergency declaration.

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